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General | 16th February 2021

Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport.
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Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands16/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal

Coventry and Warwickshire’s transport and logistics sector has been urged to take advantage of new trading opportunities around the globe generated by the UK-EU’s trade deal despite the current challe...
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C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal08/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

Creative digital businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire invited to apply for free 5G desk space

Warwick University is offering five more West Midlands-based creative digital businesses the chance to work in a 5G enabled office space in Leamington Spa free for six months.
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Creative digital businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire invited to apply for free 5G desk space08/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry is to be equipped with its own private 5G network which manufacturers can come and use to test and explore new production methods.
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MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Chamber launches new mentoring scheme to support women in business across the region

Aspiring businesswomen are set to benefit from the experience and expertise of 21 female leaders as part of a new programme from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
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Chamber launches new mentoring scheme to support women in business across the region04/02/2021
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General | 2nd February 2021

CWLEP appoints new chair

Sarah Windrum, CWLEP board director, will replace Nick Abell as Chair when his term of office ends this April.
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CWLEP appoints new chair02/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week: 8 - 14 February 2021

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training is urging employers to support National Apprenticeship Week 2021
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National Apprenticeship Week: 8 - 14 February 202101/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Extend furlough scheme to the summer, Chamber urges Government

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have joined national calls to keep the furlough scheme running into the summer.
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Extend furlough scheme to the summer, Chamber urges Government01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Keepmoat gets planning permission in Exhall

The national housebuilder has been granted planning permission from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to build 125 new homes.
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Keepmoat gets planning permission in Exhall01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

WCC programme offers specialist mental health support for small businesses

For small businesses in Warwickshire, there is a simple and very effective option close to hand in the form of Warwickshire County Council's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
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WCC programme offers specialist mental health support for small businesses01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Free Advanced Manufacturing technology workshops

Coventry City Council and the University of Birmingham are launching a series of FREE online workshops to discover which Advanced Manufacturing technologies could help your business.
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Free Advanced Manufacturing technology workshops01/02/2021
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General | 29th January 2021

New R&D centre to open at Warwickshire business

A specialised engineering business in Warwickshire which is under new ownership has opened a new research and development centre and is set to change its name.
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New R&D centre to open at Warwickshire business29/01/2021
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General | 27th January 2021

Megalab vacancies available on CW Employment Solutions

Around 850 jobs are now available at a state-of-the-art laboratory in Leamington as part of the UK’s NHS Test and Trace programme.
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Megalab vacancies available on CW Employment Solutions27/01/2021
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General | 21st January 2021

Three major Midlands industry partners form alliance

Three of the major industry partners in the region are to work closer together for the good of the local economy as part of a new 12-month pilot.
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Three major Midlands industry partners form alliance21/01/2021
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General | 19th January 2021

West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing

AE Aerospace, a leading manufacturing business in Birmingham, will be the first UK SME (small to medium sized enterprise) to use a 5G private network
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West Midlands firm uses 5G to transform manufacturing19/01/2021
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General | 18th January 2021

Exhibition business reinvents itself to provide visitor pods

A forward-thinking events and exhibitions business near Stratford-upon-Avon has reinvented itself into providing visitor pods for care homes across the UK.
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Exhibition business reinvents itself to provide visitor pods18/01/2021
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General | 13th January 2021

West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website

Growth Hubs across the West Midlands are working together to encourage businesses to access free advice to Check, Change and Go following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU...
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West Midlands Growth Hubs launch new EU website13/01/2021
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General | 12th January 2021

Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal

Thousands of West Midlands businesses are being offered local, tailored support to help capitalise on the benefits of the new European Union (EU) trade deal while reducing some of the risks.
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Businesses to get expert local advice on navigating new EU trade deal12/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

The way we trade has changed, so what next?

The Department for International Trade is organising Going for Global Growth 2021 on 26 January 2021
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The way we trade has changed, so what next?11/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Coventry and Warwickshire businesses entered 2021 with more positive outlook, survey shows

The news of a Covid-19 vaccine gave business confidence in Coventry and Warwickshire a shot in the arm coming into 2021, according to a regional survey.
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Coventry and Warwickshire businesses entered 2021 with more positive outlook, survey shows11/01/2021
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General | 11th January 2021

Growth Hub helps business improving safety for construction workers

An innovative business in Coventry has secured its first contract for its new product which improves the safety of construction workers.
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Growth Hub helps business improving safety for construction workers11/01/2021
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General | 7th January 2021

Covid crisis led to a jump in start-up businesses with more to come

The Covid-19 crisis led to a jump in the number of people starting a business in Coventry and Warwickshire.
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Covid crisis led to a jump in start-up businesses with more to come07/01/2021
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General | 6th January 2021

Online business school launched to help entrepreneurs in Stratford District

Stratford entrepreneurs of the future are being offered free places on an online workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a successful business.
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Online business school launched to help entrepreneurs in Stratford District06/01/2021
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General | 6th January 2021

Coventry training provider growing after successful 2020 despite pandemic

A leading national training provider based in the Midlands is set to build on virtual development with some very real growth in 2021.
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Coventry training provider growing after successful 2020 despite pandemic06/01/2021
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General | 5th January 2021

Businesses welcome short-term support but need a long-term plan

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the latest round of financial support from the Chancellor will provide relief for many firms.
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Businesses welcome short-term support but need a long-term plan05/01/2021
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General | 5th January 2021

Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have urged the Government to increase support for firms to get them through the devastation of the latest lockdown.
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Chamber urges Government to support firms through the latest devastation of lockdown05/01/2021
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General | 4th January 2021

New customs service to help businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire post-Brexit

A brand-new brokerage service has been launched for businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire to help them navigate the world of customs when the Brexit transition period came to an end at the beginning...
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New customs service to help businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire post-Brexit04/01/2021
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General | 16th December 2020

Join forces with Peer Networks to find your strength in 2021

Businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire can create a trusted support network to grow their business with the new Peer Networks programme, delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partne...
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Join forces with Peer Networks to find your strength in 202116/12/2020
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General | 15th December 2020

"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium

Athletes and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project partners are set to visit the Alexander Stadium site today, to inspect progress on its redevelopment ahead of the Games.
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"Hugely encouraging" progress at Birmingham 2022 Alexander Stadium15/12/2020
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General | 7th December 2020

Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?

Take part and help provide the right business support in your region by completing a short West Midlands survey.
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Have you completed the Business Trends Survey?07/12/2020
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General | 3rd December 2020

Coventry joinery and furniture businesses invest £500,000

Two bespoke joinery and furniture companies in Coventry which design and manufacture high-quality products have invested nearly £500,000 in cutting-edge technology, its factory and renovations.
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Coventry joinery and furniture businesses invest £500,00003/12/2020
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General | 3rd December 2020

Businesses need more clarity, evidence and support as Covid crisis continues

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have thrown their weight behind calls for the Government to provide more evidence, clarity and support when it comes to Covid-19.
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Businesses need more clarity, evidence and support as Covid crisis continues03/12/2020
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General | 30th November 2020

Help us Feed:500 this Christmas

Following another successful Project:500 half-term camp full of fun, activities and healthy eating, the Coventry Rugby Foundation is now seeking help from the city’s business community to expand the p...
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Help us Feed:500 this Christmas30/11/2020
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General | 27th November 2020

Spending Review Reaction: Firms will need incentives to invest in growth after the crisis say business leaders

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have echoed national calls to provide incentives for firms to invest in growth as a way of rebuilding the economy in the aftermath of the Coronavirus cris...
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Spending Review Reaction: Firms will need incentives to invest in growth after the crisis say business leaders27/11/2020
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General | 26th November 2020

Events industry faces disaster without clear roadmap to reopening

The events and exhibitions industry in Coventry and Warwickshire is facing disaster without a clear roadmap to reopening.
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Events industry faces disaster without clear roadmap to reopening26/11/2020
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General | 24th November 2020

Business leaders call for frequent mass testing in all workplaces to recover economy

Business leaders across Coventry and Warwickshire are echoing calls for workplaces to be one of the areas prioritised for frequent mass testing.
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Business leaders call for frequent mass testing in all workplaces to recover economy24/11/2020
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General | 23rd November 2020

Over 4,300 businesses contact CWLEP Growth Hub

A leading business organisation in Coventry and Warwickshire has had dealings with over 4,300 companies over the last nine months.
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Over 4,300 businesses contact CWLEP Growth Hub23/11/2020
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General | 20th November 2020

Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire to be highlighted

Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire will be highlighted at the first virtual Midlands economic growth conference
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Major investment opportunities and developments across Coventry and Warwickshire to be highlighted20/11/2020
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General | 19th November 2020

Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks

The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new look and will be delivered online.
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Minerva Business Angels continues quest to build one of the UK’s best networks19/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Coventry & Warwickshire ready for electric vehicle revolution

As part of the 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution the Government has announced an investment of £500m for the development and mass production of electric vehicle batteries.
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Coventry & Warwickshire ready for electric vehicle revolution18/11/2020
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General | 18th November 2020

Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners

The new Constructing West Midlands (CWM) framework has officially named its contractor partners for the £2.1 billion of capital works across the West Midlands region.
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Constructing West Midlands appoints contractor partners18/11/2020
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General | 11th November 2020

Major milestone on £82 million Coventry Railway Station development

A massive crane has arrived at Coventry Railway Station to install a new footbridge to mark another significant milestone in the £82 million scheme.
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Major milestone on £82 million Coventry Railway Station development11/11/2020
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General | 11th November 2020

Five business tips to tackle the festive period

Local Warwickshire-based agency, ADAO, has shared its top digital marketing tips for small, independent businesses
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Five business tips to tackle the festive period11/11/2020
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General | 10th November 2020

Are you an employer looking to recruit in this unprecedented time?

CW Employment Solutions is the brand-new employment hub linked to FinditinCW for local businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire and FinditinCW members to post their recruitment needs.
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Are you an employer looking to recruit in this unprecedented time?10/11/2020
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General | 10th November 2020

Brand new employment hub launched for FinditinCW members to advertise job vacancies

A major new online employment resource hub has been launched to help people in Coventry and Warwickshire, who may have lost their job because of the Covid-19 pandemic, find new work.
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Brand new employment hub launched for FinditinCW members to advertise job vacancies10/11/2020
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General | 9th November 2020

Coventry 2021 Ticketing Partner announced

A West Midlands company has won the contract to deliver the ticketing system for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021.
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Coventry 2021 Ticketing Partner announced09/11/2020
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General | 9th November 2020

Unemployment figures show the need for a plan to get the economy moving

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say the rising unemployment figures highlight the need for a plan to safely reopen the economy.
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Unemployment figures show the need for a plan to get the economy moving09/11/2020
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General | 6th November 2020

Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions

A leading Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions where Coventry & Warwickshire SMEs can share their business issues and explore solutions with each other.
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Midlands law firm is spearheading a recruitment drive for networking sessions06/11/2020
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General | 6th November 2020

Construction work underway to get Coventry cultural gem ready for 2021

Work is underway on a £1.2 million project to get one of Coventry’s most precious cultural assets ready for UK City of Culture 2021.
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Construction work underway to get Coventry cultural gem ready for 202106/11/2020
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General | 5th November 2020

Government Minister will address firms in Coventry and Warwickshire at Annual Conference

A Government Minister will address businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire at a major economic event for the region this month.
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Government Minister will address firms in Coventry and Warwickshire at Annual Conference05/11/2020